A Quote by Pietro Aretino on art, exercise, nature, and practice

Nature without exercise is a seed shut up in a pod, and art without practice is nothing.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Neil Baldwin on beginning, country, darkness, earth, exercise, failure, garden, mind, parenthood, plants, and preparation

There was always plenty to do in the garden, weeds to be yanked up between the flower beds, holes to be dug for tulip bulbs. Williams blended rich compost into the soil, turning it over; or prepared to plant the sapling bought back from a weekend trip to James Laughlin's country place in Norfork, Connecticut, or Flossie's parent's farm near Harriman, New York. Rooting around in the dark earth was great exercise. Williams carefully removed his white shirt and tie, and when he had worked long enough so that sweat began to show through his undershirt, it never failed, his mind was wonderfully cleared. He washed up, had a bite to eat, and was ready for the next visitor.

Neil Baldwin

Source: To All Gentleness & The Doctor Poet, 1984, William Carlos Williams

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A Quote by Michael J. Gelb on creativity, exercise, life, and problems

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.

Michael J. Gelb

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A Quote by Mark Twain on exercise and sleep

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marion G. Romney on control, exercise, jesus, love, men, motives, religion, and self-control

The only motive strong enough to induce men to exercise the self control required by the religion of Jesus is love.

Marion G. Romney (1897 - 1988)

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A Quote by Marina Schinz on exercise, experience, hope, and optimism

Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience.

Marina Schinz

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A Quote by Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge on awareness, colors, darkness, earth, exercise, happiness, laughter, lies, love, meaning, satisfaction, sensuality, present, understanding, and universe

Where, then, does happiness lie? In forgetfulness, not indulgence, of the self. In escape from sensual appetites, not in their satisfaction. We live in a dark, self-enclosed prison, which is all we see or know if our glance is fixed ever downward. To lift it upward, becoming aware of the wide, luminous universe outside - this alone is happiness. At its highest level, such happiness is the ecstasy that mystics have inadequately described. At more humdrum levels, it is human love; the delights and beauties of our dear earth, its colors and shapes and sounds; the enchantment of understanding and laughing, and all other exercise of such faculties as we possess; the marvel of the meaning of everything, fitfully glimpsed, inadequately expounded, but ever present.

Malcolm Muggeridge (1903 - 1990)

Source: Jesus Rediscovered

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on exercise, manners, mind, preparation, strength, and world

Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Leo Lionni on accidents, exercise, garden, plants, quality, reality, and relationships

In our everyday garden grow the rosemary, juniper, ferns and plane trees, perfectly tangible and visible. For these plants that have an illusory relationship with us, which in no way alters their existentiality, we are merely an event, an accident, and our presence, which seems so solid, laden with gravity, is to them no more than a momentary void in motion through the air. Reality is a quality that belongs to them, and we can exercise no rights over it.

Leo Lionni

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A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on exercise, facts, knowledge, plants, sharing, and spirituality

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

Leo Buscaglia

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